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Navy Volleyball Earns Milestone Win Over American

First win by Mids over Eagles since 1989


2016-17 Navy Athletics Season In Review

Overall Record: 306-185-6 (.622)


Volleyball Duo Garners League Awards

First time a Navy player has won either major award


Volleyball Wins Five-Set Match for Sixth Win in a Row

Mids will close home slate this week


Volleyball Sweeps Army West Point in Star Match

Mids sweep Black Knights in Star Match for second time in three seasons


Volleyball vs. Colgate

Volleyball vs. Colgate, Oct. 28, 2016 Photos by Phil Hoffmann


Volleyball vs. Bucknell, Sept. 24, 2016

Volleyball vs. Bucknell, Sept. 24, 2016


VB vs. Holy Cross

Volleyball vs. Holy Cross, Nov. 7, 2015


VB vs. Bucknell, 10/17/15

Volleyball vs. Bucknell, Oct. 17, 2015

Academic Honors –– Has earned academic honors from the USNA in one semester.

Athletic Honors –– Was selected as the 2016 Patriot League Libero of the Year ... also garnered second-team all-league honors in 2016.

2016 –– Played in all but one of Navy’s 62 league sets ... led the Patriot League in digs per set during the league season (4.67) and overall (4.74) ... her 4.74 digs average stood 60th nationally and ranks second in Navy history ... also totaled the most digs in the league (465 in all, 285 in league play) ... her 465 digs ranks second overall at Navy and first during the really scoring era ... also placed fifth in the league during the season in aces per set (0.33) and 10th in the league during the league campaign (0.30) ... ended her sophomore season ranked eighth at Navy during the rally scoring era with 754 career digs and second with a 4.31 career digs-per-set average ... was named to the all-tournament team at Navy’s Kristen Dickmann Invitational ... totaled 10 or more digs in 24 of her 27 matches (had 9, 8, and 9 in other three matches) ... snared 20 or more digs in eight matches ... set Navy records for the most digs in a three-set match (25 vs. Norfolk State) and in a four-set match (30 at American) ... also grabbed 30 digs in five-set match at Lehigh, which is tied for fourth at Navy (third in rally scoring era) ... snared 28 digs in five-set match against Colgate ... dropped in multiple aces in nine matches ... this included three aces in four matches ... handed out three or more assists in 22 matches ... her high for helpers was nine in five-set match against Holy Cross ... also recorded eight assists against Norfolk State and Colgate.

2015 –– Played in 23 matches and 77 sets on the season ... played in all 62 sets during the league season ... led Navy with 289 digs and a 3.75 digs-per-set average ... those numbers improved to 237 digs and 3.82 digs per set against league foes ... grabbed 10 or more digs in 16 matches, including 14 of the 16 league contests ... snared a season-high 28 digs in five-set match at Army West Point ... totaled 23 digs in four sets against Holy Cross ... also grabbed at least 20 digs in three additional matches ... handed out at least four assists in eight matches ... dropped in five aces in five sets against New Hampshire, while recording four aces in five sets at Colgate.

High School –– Graduated from Sacred Heart Academy ... earned three letters in volleyball at the school ... the team won a trio of district titles (2012-14) and one regional crown (2014) ... individually, was named to the region all-tournament team during her senior year ... earned academic all-state (Ky.) honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... was a member of the National Honor Society, the FCA and Red Cross Club ... played for the Union Volleyball Club.

Personal –– Political science major ... mother played volleyball at Louisville and brother played golf at Bellarmine.

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